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Becoming a Vegetarian

Whatever your reasons are, you have decided to explore the interesting and exciting world of vegetarianism. If you have been a vegetarian for a while or have been researching about vegetarianism, you might already have some idea of what kind of vegetarian you are or want to be. There are four types: 1. Lacto vegetarians– Their diet consists of no animal products, or eggs, but do include dairy products, such as milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. 2. Ovo-Vegetarians– Their […]

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Convincing the Skeptics

If you are thinking of following vegetarian diet for certain causes – religious belief, health reason, economic reason, animal rights – you will face a barrage of uninformed arguments from skeptical relatives and friends. A common argument about vegetarianism is the difficulty of preparing vegetarian meals. Don’t get swayed or discouraged by this argument because there is a lot of choice for vegetarians. A vegetarian diet consists of ordinary everyday foods like grains, vegetables, nuts, and fruits. […]

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Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Herbs

  Adapted from Dad Cooks Dinner Vegetarian Lost http://vegetarianlost.com/ Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Herbs   Fresh herbs are best with this recipe, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can certainly use their dried counterparts. Just use a pinch of each herb if you’re using dried.   Ingredients:   1 eggplant 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 cloves minced garlic ¼ cup fresh basil, finely chopped ¼ cup fresh thyme, finely chopped […]

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Simple Grilled Fennel

  Simple Grilled Fennel   Fennel has a very distinct licorice flavor and when it’s grilled becomes a tender, melt-in-your-mouth experience you don’t want to miss.   Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 45 min Ingredients:   Fennel Olive oil Salt Pepper   How to Make It:   Trim the tops off the fennel. The stringy parts can be used as an herb in your cooking, but aren’t needed for this recipe. You can even use the […]

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Oven-Baked Summer Squash Fries

  Oven-Baked Summer Squash Fries A summer squash has a strong resemblance, in flavor and texture, to a zucchini. You can, in fact, substitute zucchini in this recipe, but it will probably bake a bit more quickly. Ingredients:   1 medium summer squash 2 eggs 1 ½ cups breadcrumbs (try panko breadcrumbs for a crunchier texture) 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon mustard power Salt and pepper Olive oil   How to Make It:   Preheat oven to […]

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Simple and Delicious Vegetarian Dinner

  Simple and Delicious Vegetarian Dinner If you’re looking for a meatless meal that satisfies, look no further. This isn’t exactly a recipe, but is meant to inspire you for our next veggie-only dish.  All you do is preheat your oven to 350 F. Then chop up some veggies, herbs and toss them in some olive oil. In this photo, we have pattypans, peppers, onions and tomatoes. Add some fresh herbs like basil, parsley and oregano or […]

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Marinated and Grilled Portabello Mushroom

  Marinated and Grilled Portabello Mushroom   While die-hard meat eaters may not find this a suitable replacement to steak, for most, this marinated and grilled portabello mushroom will provide a very meaty and delicious experience.   This recipe serves 4.   Ingredients:   4 portabello mushroom caps 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 chopped cloves garlic Salt and pepper   How to Make It:   Remove the stems from the mushrooms and place […]

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Cheesy Baked Vegan Cauliflower

  Cheesy Baked Vegan Cauliflower   Love cheesy tasting cauliflower, but want to skip the dairy? This recipe is a snap to do. Just toss a few ingredients together and put them in the oven for a soft cauliflower that creamy and “cheesy” on the outside. Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 nutritional yeast Salt and pepper How to Make It: Preheat your oven to 350 […]

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Spanakopita – Spinach Phyllo Pie

   Spanakopita – Spinach Phyllo Pie   This Greek dish is filled with spinach and is perfect served with tzatziki. You can serve it as an appetizer or a main dish.   This recipe makes 5 individual serving pies.   Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 35 min Ingredients:   Olive oil 1/2 bunch spinach 4 chopped green onions 1 egg 1 tablespoon Fresh or 1 teaspoon dried dill 1/2 cup crumbled feta […]

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Spinach Cheese Bake

  Spinach Cheese Bake   This side dish is a bit of an indulgence, but a delicious one at that. What could go wrong with spinach, butter, garlic, onions and cheese? Not a thing. This recipe calls for swiss cheese, but you could certainly replace it another favorite white cheese.   Ingredients:   1/4 cup butter 1 chopped onion 2-3 minced garlic cloves 1 bunch spinach 1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese   How to Make It: […]

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